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"To hell with bandannas" oral history transcript, 1992-93 : Frances Williams

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"To hell with bandannas" oral history transcript, 1992-93 : Frances Williams


Published 1997
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Transcript of a 9.85-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program

The interview begins with William's early life and continues through her career in theater, film and television and her involvement in the African American community in Los Angeles. Major topics discussed include Williams' involvement with Karamu House, her roles in theater and films, personal and professional experiences in the Soviet Union in the 1930's, and her political activism and efforts to promote racial equality in theater and in the motion picture industry

The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Frances Williams was born on September 17, 1905 in East Orange, New Jersey. She began acting as a young woman in Cleveland with the Gilpin Players, and--after spending time in Mexico, Europe and the Soviet Union--moved to Los Angeles in the early 1940's to to work in films and with the Negro Art Theater. She became a drama instructor in the 1970's, and opened the Frances Williams Corner Theater, with which she is still active

Volume includes index

The UCLA Oral History Program : catalog of the collection. 2nd ed. / compiled by Vimala Jayanti. (Los Angeles : Oral History Program, Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992); also: The UCLA Oral History Program : catalog of the collection. 2nd ed., supplement / compiled by Teresa Barnett. (Los Angeles : Oral History Program, Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles, 1996) are available in the UCLA Dept. of Special Collections

Forms part of: Oral History collection, Dept. of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Los Angeles


Publisher [Los Angeles] : Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles
Pages 696
Possible copyright status In copyright. Digitized with permission of the Regents of the University of California.
Language English
Call number SRLF_UCLAYRLSC:LAGE-3649240
Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive
Book contributor University of California Libraries
Collection oralhist; yrlsc; cdl; americana
Scanfactors 4

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